4-Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu From Cusco
OverviewThis trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best hikes in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. The Inca paths takes us through different ecosystems from high Andean plains to the cloud forest allowing us to explore mysterious archaeological sites, half covered with jungle overgrowth which looks as if we were discovering them for the first time. The trek finishes with the inspiring sight of the sunrise at the wonderful Machu Picchu.
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Ideal choice for families
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Know More about this tourDay 1: Cusco Huayllabamba
Begin with pickup around 7:00 a.m. to head towards the km 82. After crossing the entrance, begin the trail, walking for three hours until arriving at the archaeological complex Llactapata. After a visit, have lunch, and later hike for 30 minutes to reach Huayllabamba, an isolated Andean community. In the afternoon, get ready for camping, eating dinner around 7 p.m.
Day 2: Huayllabamba - Warmiwausca - Pacaymayo
Early in the morning, have breakfast and after that we will get ready to continue along the trip, hiking up for four hoursto the highest point, (Warmiwausca 13,780 feet/ 4200 mt). From here, observe a variety of ecosystems ranging from dry puna (mountain grasslands) to the high jungle. After lunch, around 2:00 p.m., we will descend into the valley Pacaymayo, this journey lasts around three hours. We will go over wooden bridges, through tunnels and rocky steps. The camp will be near the river.
Day 3: Pacaymayo - Puyapatamarka - Wiay Huayna
On this third day of the tour, have an early breakfast and thendescend for 45 minutes, exploring the archaeological complex Runkurakay and the Inca citadel Sayacmarca. Later, head towards Puya Patamarka, stopping there for lunch. After a break, walk for twp hours until arriving at the archaeological site Wiay Huayna. If booked minimum six months before, set up camp there and dinner will be served around 7:00 pm.
Day 4: Wiayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Getready around 5:00 a.m. and after breakfast we will hike for one hour going up through the high jungle to Inti Punku known as the gate of the sun. This is the alternative access to Machu Picchu, which allowsimpressive views of the entire archaeological complex. After the arrival at Machu Picchu, the guide lead a tour of the site's main areas for two hours. After the tour the group will spend some free time exploring, keeping in mind the departure of your train. Late in the afternoon you need to walk down to Aguas Calientes wherethe group will meet at the train station 30 minutes before departure. The train ride takes just under two hoursuntil reaching Ollantaytambo, where the private bus will take the group back to Cusco for drop-off at the Plaza de Armas.
Inclusions for 4-Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu From Cusco
- Briefing the evening before the trip in our office, explaining all tour details
- Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner, 3 x breakfast (optional: vegetarian)
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Transfer from Cusco to Km. 82
- Service of porters to carry our camping equipment
- Chairs and dining tables
- Tents for 2 persons plus mattresses
- Roomy dining tent
- Private cook and assistants
- First aid kit
- A bilingual professional guide specialized in the Inca trail
Exclusions for 4-Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu From Cusco
- Personal care tems
- Sleeping bags
- First breakfast, lunch and dinner in the last day
- Tips for the porters and guide
- Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu, only if booked at least one month upfront (+ $60)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
We suggest to bring: A lightweight backpack per person, sweater and thick jacket, long and short pants, long sleeve shirts, personal items, binoculars, a sunblock with a UV factor of minimum 40, hat or cap, rain coat, walking shoes or tennis shoes, bottle of water, insect repellent, toilet paper, lantern, sunglasses, camera with charger, some cash in change (soles)